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elcome to the Website for the Open Forum on Metadata Registries.
The Open Forum will be held February 16-19, 1999 in Washington DC.You are invited to register to attend. You may also participate by contributing relevant papers or web links.
Participants from private enterprise, government, academia and standards organizations will discuss the development and operation of metadata registries, particularly those based on ISO/IEC 11179. Practitioners and standards developers will discuss progress in efforts to manage the content (semantics)of data that is shared within and between organizations or disseminated via the World Wide Web. Presentations and discussions will cover tutorials, implementation plans/experiences, proposed new work items for standards,and related topics.
International Organization for Standardization / International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC)
December 14, 1998 - Registration begins
December 14, 1998 to February 28, 1998 - Participants may contribute documents, presentations and URLs for inclusion on the Open Forum website.
February 16-19, 1998 - Open Forum convenes (Tuesday through Friday)
U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center
No registration fee will be charged.
all for Participation and Contributions:
You are invited to participate in an Open Forum about development, operation and use of metadata registries. This is the third in a series of conferences on this topic.
The Open Forum will bring together persons implementing, intending to implement, or otherwise interested in Metadata Registries to:
· provide a forum for information exchange
· encourage collaboration in the development and exchange of metadata content between registries,
· encourage collaboration in the development of metadata registry implementations, and
· encourage standards development and other activities extending the state-of-the-art of this technology.
You are invited to participate by attending any of the presentations or by contributing articles/presentations/position papers to be viewed on the Open Forum website.
The Open Forum will focus on metadata registries that are based on international
and national standards including ISO/IEC 11179, Specification and Standardization of Data Elements and ANSI ANS X3.285, Metamodel for the Management of Sharable Data (which is proposed to become Part 3 of 11179).
Metadata registries based on these standards may be World Wide Web (WWW) accessible, using standards such as HTML, XML and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) for both human and machine interfaces. Other related standards include IEEE P1489, Draft Standard for Data Dictionaries for Intelligent Transportation Systems, which is based upon the ISO/IEC 11179 standard and ISO/IEC DTR 15452, Information Technology - Specification of data value domains.
pen Forum Goals:
The central goal of this Open Forum is to share knowledge and experience: describing implementation experiences and discussing requirements for metadata registries based upon related international and national metadata registry standards. This Open Forum will examine emerging techniques and standards for registering metadata and describe what people have done and are doing in their implementation efforts. This will enable experiences to be shared among those who have implementations, those who are beginning to implement, and those who are considering metadata registries.
A related goal is to facilitate the development of collaborative efforts to share metadata between registries. It is highly desirable to share the cost and effort of developing and maintaining standard metadata. Where mutual interests are identified, it is desirable for one organization to take the lead on standardizing particular data elements with other organizations drawing the standard metadata from the lead organization. For example, EPA may take the lead in standardizing data required for environmental reporting of HAZMAT data, with DOT drawing the standard data from the EPA Environmental Data Registry.
A third goal is to engage the standards and technology development communities to introduce and gain comments on new work being initiated by SC 32/WG 2 either internally or in collaboration with other standards organizations such as W3C, OMG, and other JTC 1 Subcommittees. The new work involves extending the capabilities of metadata registries and embedding metadata registries in other technologies, such as CASE tools, dictionaries/encyclopedias, object management systems, agent/mediator/broker information services. The new work also involves the interaction between metadata registries and technologies such as XML/RDF and other Internet languages, concept/terminology structures such as ontologies/taxonomies/thesauri, etc. This part of the Open Forum is more exploratory with presentations that explore potential standards and implementations.
etadata Registries Issues for the Open Forum:
Metadata can facilitate access, use, understanding, and sharing of data across time and space by systematically describing the content, structure, and semantics of data residing in information systems, databases, or files.
Metadata is an increasingly important means for describing data communicated among organizations or between organizations and individuals using a wide array of Internet/intranet and web technologies. Metadata registries are facilities with associated procedures for storing and registering detailed metadata from multiple sources and diverse organizations in a common structured form. The following is alist of topics that we expect to address:
· Tutorials. What are the key concepts found in selected ISO metadata registration standards? Tutorial descriptions will cover the six parts of ISO/IEC 11179 and related standards. This will include the fundamental notions of a data element, a metadata framework for data elements, a model of the metadata attributes, naming and identification issues, classification schemes, value domains, description of a metadata registry, data registration essentials, Registration Authority essentials, etc.
· Implementations. What experiences can participants share that will assist us to develop metadata registries? We will describe operational and planned implementations of ISO/IEC 11179 and ANSI X3.285 (which is proposed as a revised Part 3 for ISO/IEC 11179).
· Interoperability. How can we develop interoperable metadata registries, so that we can collaborate to standardize metadata? In addition to facilitating development of standard metadata, interoperation could enable the maintenance agency for standard value domains to rapidly disseminate changes, such as changes to the values in enumerated value domains.
· Terminology. How do we specify and manage thousands of concepts and the associated linguistic expressions that denote semantic content?
· Semantic structures. How do we organize the concepts/terms into structured sets that can be deployed in other software? The concepts/terms can be organized into thesauri and topic trees that can be deployed in search engines. Concepts/terms are used for data element concepts, for data definitions and for value domains deployed in data base management systems. Other structured sets of concepts/terms include controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies that may be employed in technology ranging from web enabled forms to intelligent information services comprised of query agents, request brokers, resource agents and other Internet middleware.
· Context. How do we accommodate the diversity of languages, naming schemes, and discipline specific terminology that demand alternate forms of terms used for definitions, names, and value domain representations?
· Object data. How do we extend metadata registries to better handle object data? While metadata registries handle the passive attributes of data elements, extensions are needed to handle the active attributes (behaviors, methods) of object oriented data and groups of data elements.
· Object Technologies. How do we integrate metadata registries into object technologies such as CORBA and COM/DCOM? This requires appropriate APIs and services such as object query services.
· IT enabled data standards. How can a metadata registry be used to improve the design of data? What is necessary to IT enable data standards (on paper) from international, national, government and private sources? The content of many standards needs to be restructured in order to record them in metadata registries and to deploy them in information systems.
· Assemble-to-order data specifications. How can the (interchangeable data parts)--as registered in the metadata registry--be assembled into a variety of products: database designs, reports, EDI transaction sets, EDIFACT message sets, information collection requests, regulations, legislation, etc.?
· Interchange. How can metadata registries facilitate all types of electronic data communication including: EDI, web enabled forms, HTML/XML documents, etc.
· XML-DATA, Resource Description Framework. What requirements does the data registry community have for XML standards development efforts?
· Intelligent Information Integration. What metadata is necessary to combine related data from different sources, which may require transformation between different physical representations, measurement units, and granularity (e.g., for data warehouses, multidimensional processing or ad hoc data integration)?
· Understanding. How can a metadata registry help make specialized knowledge available to others who want to use the data? If someone from a different organization wants to use certain data ten years from now, what metadata will he/she need to make meaningful use of it?
· Discovery. What structure and kinds of metadata are necessary to help humans and software find data they need from a search request -- maximizing both recall (the fraction of relevant data retrieved by a query), and precision (the ratio of relevant to total data retrieved by a query)?
· Access. What detailed metadata on database schemas and data elements are necessary to access (query) data in relational databases and non-standard data repositories?
· Complex data. What metadata is necessary to support derived, aggregate, and structured data such as: summarizing of (micro) data - e.g., grouping and aggregation, categorical, ordered, and metric data, relating among similar but different data element concepts, and data that has internal structure?
· Related Standards. What other standards, which are not the focus of this Open Forum, can contribute to this endeavor? These could include terminology, thesaurus, conceptual schema, XML, SQL, digital library, knowledge interchange, and other standards. We look forward to interaction with standards developers and practitioners in these communities.
Metadata registries are a relatively new concept; registries may be established and operated by individual organizations (such as corporations or government agencies), or by larger aggregations such as trade associations and standards organizations.
pen Forum Agenda Overview:
Conference Begins at 9:00AM Each Day of Conference
Tuesday - February 16, 1998
Day 1 - Tutorials on the ISO/IEC 11179 family of standards
Wednesday - February 17, 1998
Day 2 - Implementations and Planned Implementations
Thursday - February 18, 1998
Day 3 - New Work and Collaborations
Friday - February 19, 1998
Day 4 - Presentations of related work
Click here for the detailed agenda.
elated Workshops previously held:
xample Databases and Registries:
Prior to and during the Open Forum, a selected set of databases and prototype data registries will provide a common starting point of concrete examples.
Open Forum participants are encouraged to illustrate points in their presentations using a selected set of prototype databases, metadata registries, and metadata representations available over the World Wide Web. We hope that this common frame of reference and concrete examples will expedite discussion and encourage more specific understanding than might otherwise be the case. Example databases, registries, and representations include:
· EPA Environmental Data Registry; including:
· Data elements from selected international, national, and federal standards
(e.g., state codes from Federal Information Processing Standard, FIPS Pub 55),
· Data elements from selected organizational databases where there is an interest
in sharing such data (e.g., EDI message/transaction sets).
· National Health Information Knowledgebase - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), including metadata for the data in Australian healthcare systems.
· Data Access and Dissemination System (DADS) prototype is an Internet data dissemination system being designed for 2000 Census, 1997 Economic Censuses, and American Community Survey data. The current prototype uses 1990 Census data in place of 2000 Census data. DADS is a metadata driven system and utilizes a comprehensive metadata registry model to organize its metadata. The model implements ISO/IEC 11179 and ANS X3.285.
· U.S. Health Care Financing Administration registration of metadata (supporting the Healthcare Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 )
· Basic Semantic Repository (BSR) (prototype registry for data description across various industry sectors for electronic data communication, including commerce-related EDI).
The Open Forum will be limited to about 100 participants. Some spaces will be reserved until January 15, 1999 for speakers and participants from standards committees. The balance of the space available is for open registration. Registration will be closed when the space limit is reached.We will attempt to provide a balanced representation of users, developers, implementers, and standards communities.
To register for the Open Forum, click here.
When the space available is filled, registration will be closed.
Participants are invited to contribute articles, presentations, position papers, or URLs pointing to websites and information related to the Open Forum. The contributions will be reviewed and those accepted will be made accessible on the Open Forum website.
Send your contributions to:
Marasco Newton Group
· International Organization for Standardization /
International Electrotechnical Commission,
Joint Technical Committee 1
· Subcommittee 32 Data Management and Interchange,
Working Group 2 Metadata
· U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
· U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
· Bruce Bargmeyer - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
pen Forum Agenda:
Dress for the conference is business casual.
Tuesday, February 16, 1999
Tutorials on the ISO/IEC 11179 family of standards
9:00 - 9: 15
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
9:15 - 9:30
ISO/IEC 11179 Past, Present, Future - a Thumbnail Sketch
9:30 - 10:10
ISO/IEC11179-1: Framework for the Specification and
Standardization of Data Elements
10:10 - 10:30
ISO/IEC 11179-3: Basic Attributes of Data Elements
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:15
ISO/IEC 11179-3: Basic Attributes of Data Elements
11:15 - 11:45
ISO/IEC 11179-5: Naming and Identification Principles for Data
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:30
ISO/IEC 11179-4: Rules and Guidelines for the Formulation of
1:30 - 2:00
ISO/IEC 11179-6: Registration of Data Elements
2:00 - 2:30
ISO/IEC 11179-2: Classification for Data Elements
2:30 - 2:50 Break
2:50 - 3:40
Harmonizing IS11179 and IS 9075 (Database Language SQL)
3:40 - 4:30
Harmonization of ISO/IEC standards 14662 Open-edi Reference
Model and 11179 Data Element Standardization and Specification
The re-engineering of JTC1 standardization activities brought together former JTC1/SC14 responsible for 11179 (and now part of SC32/WG2) and former JTC1/SC30 responsible for 14662 (now SC32/WG1). Open-edi consists of three basic components "persons", "processes (or "roles") and data (or "semantic components"). Here "information bundles" serve to bind "roles" and "semantic components". The 11179 standard covers types of data elements broader than those which meet Open-edi criteria. On the other hand, the Open-edi Reference Model standard covers, in addition to data elements, expected behaviors as roles in the context of business scenarios. The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of how and where 11179 and 14662 standards complement each other and should interwork.
4:30 - 5:00
ISO/IEC CD 15452 Data Value Domains
ISO Technical Report 15452 Information Technology - Specification of data value domains addresses practical issues encountered in documenting and sharing data. It describes a standardized process of definition and application of sets of possible valid values for data elements to assist in the sharing and reuse of information across national and international organizations.
This document complements and extends the attributes of data elements specified in ISO 11179.
Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Implementations of ISO/IEC 11179-based Metadata Registries
7:30 - 8:30
Early Bird Session:XML & Coding Rules
9:00 - 9:05
9:05 - 10:20
Environmental Data Registry
10:20 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 11:40
Australian Health Care Information Knowledge Base
11:40 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:50
United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Data Registry
2:40 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:30
11179 Metadata Registry Coalition
The 11179 Metadata Registry Coalition is a forum for information exchange on the
implementation of metadata registries based on the ISO/IEC-11179. Coalition members are
interested in developing implementations, influencing commercial vendors to support
ISO/IEC-11179 in their tools, developing methods to support metadata exchange between
metadata registries, sharing information and lessons learned on implementation approaches,
being an advocate and clearinghouse for metadata registry issues, and developing
partnerships to support data management across organizations.
Census Corporate Statistical Metadata Registry
Thursday, February 18, 1999
This day will consist of several concurrent panels. Each
panel will last from a half day. The intent is to introduce continuing work on standards
related to ISO/IEC 11179 metadata registries. A "study period" for potential New
Work Items (NWIs) was approved at the July 1998 meeting of SC 32/WG 2. The study period
gives the green light to proceed full apace. During the study period, we are to identify
the topics, lay out the issues, organize the efforts, create drafts and to generally
prepare for JTC 1 NWI Proposal (NP) ballots. The JTC 1 directives encourage us to do
considerable work before issuing a NP ballot, including preparation of a draft of the
proposed standard. During this process, many changes may be made. As stated at the SC
32/WG 2 meeting, there is a potential for clumping and splitting the ideas contained in
the original NWI proposals.
8:30 - 10:00
Panel 1 - Object extensions
10:00 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - Noon
Panel 1 (continued) - Object extensions
Noon - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00
Panel 4 - Using XML to Embed and Exchange 11179 Metadata
3:00 - 3:20 Break
3:20 - 5:00
Panel 4 (continued) - Using XML to Embed and Exchange
Panel 1 - Object extensions
Panel 2 - Extend 11179 for Complex data
Panel 3 - Technical Report on Registry Content
Panel 4 - Using XML to Embed and Exchange 11179 Metadata
The Data Registry Community intends to develop a set of XML tags for 11179 metadata, just as other professional communities have developed tagsets such as MathML and ChemML. This work will help make ISO/IEC 11179 a useful part of new XML-enabled technologies. One goal of this effort is to facilitate interoperation among metadata registries. Another goal is to enable XML applications (such as XML-EDI) to directly access metadata registries using a standard syntax and semantics. This panel brings together experts from the ISO and NCITS committees responsible for 11179, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) committees working on XML extensions, Electronic Data Interchange committees, and the Object Management Group (OMG) to discuss the opportunities and challenges of this 11179 XML tag set development effort.
Documents related to this NWI can be found at:
Panel 5 - Terminology
Betsey Humphreys, Deputy Associate Director of Library Operations,
Harold Solbrig, 3M Health Information Systems
Documents related to this panel include:
Panel 6 - Revision of ISO/IEC 11179, Part 3
and documents BNE011, BNE012 and BNE 013
Friday, February 19, 1999
Presentations of related work
This day is for presentations of material related to ISO/IEC 11179 metadata registries. Each session is concurrent with another.
Lexicon Query Service
Environmental Data Exchange Network
IT-enablement of Data Element-based Standards (with Support of
Localization and Multilingual Requirements)
The Metadata Sweetspot
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - Noon, Concurrent Sessions:
Model for Metadata for Multimedia Information
101 Metadata Schemas (Indecs)
Noon - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30
Global Information Locator Service &
National Spatial Data Infrastructure
1:30 - 2:00
Building Tools To Enhance Registry Metadata Input, the MedQuest
2:00 - 2:30
Extensions - Statistical Metadata Extension to X3.285 Metamodel
2:30 - 3:30 Concurrent Sessions:
XML-Data/RDF for ISO/IEC 11179
The W3C XML-Schema Working Group is currently working on several issues which could have an impact on metadata registries in general, and ISO/IEC 11179 in particular. This presentation will discuss these issues, including datatype definitions, data structures, lexical scoping, and namespaces.
Standards for the Global Digital Marketplace and the Canadian Electronic Commerce
Day 4 Closing
IST OF HOTELS IN THE WASHINGTON D.C. AREA:
A block of hotel rooms is being held at a guaranteed rate for both the SC 32/WG 2 meetings and the Open Forum. The hotel is located in downtown Washington D.C. a few blocks from the Mall (where many of the Smithsonian museums are located) and one Metro Stop or a 15 minute walk from the Conference center. The hotel is the Holiday Inn Capitol, Washington, DC. Government employees with a valid government ID (any government) may reserve rooms at the government rate of $127 (including taxes) per night. For others, the rate is $169 + tax. Be sure to make your reservation before the January 7, 1999 cut-off date in order to get this guaranteed rate. Call for reservations at +1 202 479 4000. Please refer to the ISO/Metadata Conference.
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The Open Forum will be held at the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center that is situated next to Union Station and in walking distance of a number of hotels and restaurants. The BLS building is across the street from the METRO entrance at Union Station. The easiest entry is a half-block down on the 1st Street side of the BLS building.
Dress for the conference is business casual.
The conference facility is within a Government building and security guards will admit only those on the meeting attendees list. Therefore, all participants must register in advance for this Open Forum.
There is no registration fee. You are invited to register. Please go to the registration page.
VISAS AND PASSPORTS
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Please note that you are responsible for booking your own lodgings. A block of rooms in a downtown hotel is reserved for participants. See the hotels list for information about the block of rooms and prices for other hotels. Washington has lodging to suit all tastes and styles. To find the room that's right for you, just click HERE.
There will be PCs and a laser printer (with facilities for connection of notebook computers) available for the use of delegates. Office 97 will be provided. There will also be facility for email and WWW access.
POWER AND TELEPHONE CONNECTIONS
Electrical outlets are 120 volts AC, 60 cycles, with US style three pin outlets. A number of electric extension cords and multiple outlet power strips will be available for use in the meeting rooms. Telephone outlets are the American modular (RJ11) plug. Analog lines will be available for laptop connections.
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AIRPORTS NEAR WASHINGTON
International flights arrive at Dulles International airport and at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Local flights arrive at Ronald Reagan National Airport.
WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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WASHINGTON FLYER EXPRESS BUS AT DULLES AIRPORT
Operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the Washington Flyer Express Bus provides frequent Inter-Airport service between Washington's National and Dulles Airports, and provides transportation to the Downtown Airports Terminal (15th and K Streets NW, Washington DC) with courtesy shuttle service to the city's most popular hotels. Purchase tickets at Washington Flyer service desks located at the East and West ends, on the lower level of the Main Terminal in the Ground Transportation Center. For additional information, call (703) 685-1400, toll-free (800)-2FLYER2. To Downtown Washington, half-hourly service is available. Approximately 45 minutes to downtown terminal located at 15th and K Streets, NW, with continuing courtesy shuttle service to nine downtown Washington hotels. One-way $16/Roundtrip $26. For many, this is the cheapest and most convenient means for getting from Dulles Airport to downtown DC.
METROBUS CONNECTIONS AT DULLES AIRPORT
Public bus service is available at the West Falls Church Metrorail Station to areas not served by Metrorail. Washington Flyer Express Bus service is available every 30 minutes to link the West Falls Church (VA) Metrorail station and the Airport. For Metrobus information, call (202) 638-3780, TDD (202) 638-3780.
METRORAIL CONNECTIONS FOR DULLES AIRPORT
The Washington Flyer Express Bus provides direct transportation between Dulles and Metrorail, the region's rapid-transit system. Washington Flyer Bus service is available every 30 minutes to link the West Falls Church (VA) Metrorail Station and the Airport. Metrorail farecards may be purchased from machines located at the rail station. For Metro information, call (202) 637-7000, TDD (202) 638-3780.
PARKING AT DULLES AIRPORT
For information about parking at Dulles, contact Aerolink Parking at 703-661-5747 or 703-661-5746.
WASHINGTON FLYER TAXI AT DULLES AIRPORT
Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve Dulles International Airport exclusively with 24-hour service to and from the airport. Taxicab Dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day at the East and West ramps on the lower level of the Main Terminal. Wheelchair-accessible minibus, which accommodates nine to 12 passengers, are also available for use to and from Washington Dulles International Airport (advance reservations are required). Smoking and non-smoking vehicles are available by request.
For information or to arrange transportation for your return trip, call 703-528-4440 or 703-661-8230. Prices range from $35 to $47 to any destination in metropolitan Washington and suburban Maryland. They accept American Express, Diners Club, Master Card and Visa.
SUPERSHUTTLE AT DULLES AIRPORT
Now that SuperShuttle Door-to-Door Shared-Ride Service has joined the Washington Flyer family, you won't ever have to beg anyone for a ride to Washington Dulles International Airport. SuperShuttle will pick you up right at your own home, business or hotel anywhere within the Washington/Metro area. A fleet of 65 vans, which hold up to seven passengers, provides service from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily. Twenty-four hour advance reservations are recommended. Call SuperShuttle at (1-800-258-3826) for more information and to book your reservation.
RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT
National Airport is convenient to the entire Metropolitan Washington Region. With its own stop on Washington's world-class subway, the Metro, National is a short ride from any station on the Metrorail line. Downtown Washington, DC, is also convenient, just a short taxi-ride away! For more information about getting to and from National Airport, please refer to the following web site http://www.metwashairports.com/National/
METROBUS AT NATIONAL AIRPORT
The Metrobus stop is located at the base of the Metrorail Station. Public bus service is available to areas not served by Metrorail. For Metrobus information, call (202) 638-3780, TDD (202) 638-3780.
METRORAIL AT NATIONAL AIRPORT
Metrorail, the region's rapid transit system has a station located at the Concourse (Level 2) of the New Terminal. Metrorail farecards may be purchased from machines located at the either of the two a farecard plazas. A third farecard plaza for disabled and other passengers using elevators, is under the Metro platform, midway between the north and south mezzanines.
Once passengers exit the faregate, they will see the pedestrian walkway that takes them into the terminal's concourse, or middle level, where the jet gates are located. The walk will be accelerated by a series of moving sidewalks and a pedestrian bridge that links the Metro station with the terminal. Shuttle buses will continue to run between the Metro station and the Main Terminal. For Metro information, call (202) 637-7000, TDD (202) 638-3780.
PARKING AT NATIONAL AIRPORT
For information about parking at National Airport, contact Aerolink Parking at 703-417-4300 or 703-417-4301.
TAXICABS AT NATIONAL AIRPORT
Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland taxicabs are available at the exits of each terminal.
Dispatchers are available at the exits to assist passengers.
SUPERSHUTTLE AT NATIONAL AIRPORT
Now that SuperShuttle Door-to-Door Shared-Ride Service has joined the Washington Flyer family, you wont ever have to beg anyone for a ride to National Airport. SuperShuttle will pick you up right at your own home, business or hotel anywhere within the Washington/Metro area. A fleet of 65 vans, which hold up to seven passengers, provides service from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily. Twenty-four hour advance reservations are recommended. Call SuperShuttle at (1-800-258-3826) for more information and to book your reservation.
WASHINGTON FLYER EXPRESS BUS AT NATIONAL AIRPORT
Operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the Washington Flyer Express Bus provides frequent Inter-Airport service between Washington's National and Dulles Airports, and provides transportation to the Downtown Airports Terminal (15th and K Streets NW, Washington DC) with courtesy shuttle service to the city's most popular hotels. Tickets may be purchased at the Washington Flyer Desks located in Terminal 'A' near the Northwest Airlines ticket counter and in Terminals 'B' & 'C' at the Ground Transportation Information Counters located on the Baggage
Claims Level. For additional information, call (703) 685-1400, toll-free (800)-2FLYER2.
BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL (BWI) AIRPORT
Located 30 miles east of Washington, BWI offers a full range of domestic and international flights. Ground transportation is available to 15th and K Street, Washington, DC, every 60 minutes.
Airport shuttle service is available from BWI to your DC suburban hotel.
Transfer time to downtown Washington, DC:
Off-peak traffic: allow 45-60 minutes
Peak traffic: allow 90 minutes
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